By Justin Drabick
It was a spring-like day today to start off the weekend with highs in the 60s. However, the weekend will finish on the wet side.
A very slow moving cold front is advancing eastward with rain extending from Maine all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The front will pass through the Delaware Valley on Sunday night. Temperatures ahead of the front are nice and mild in the 50s and 60s. Rain should begin to develop in Philadelphia early Sunday morning and become heavy during the afternoon and evening. 1-2” of rain are expect across the viewing area with the highest amounts to the north.
The flood watch is in effect for Philadelphia and points north & west from Sunday morning through late Sunday night. The rain combined with saturated ground and snow melt in the mountains will allow the threat for flooding. The main threat for flooding remains for the smaller streams and creeks, but the main rivers will be on the rise.
Forecast river levels for the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia remain just below flood stage Monday AM. The rain is expected to end late Sunday night but water levels may still be on the rise through Monday morning. Another rain storm is forecast for Thursday.